Oct. 17-21: Sound the Alarm for Kids One-Year Anniversary Week of Action

One year ago, the Children’s Hospital Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry declared the kids’ mental health crisis a national emergency and launched Sound the Alarm for Kids. Now, we’re reflecting on the year that was and once again calling for further legislative action to finally end this crisis.

Ways to Participate

Video Testimonial: Submit a video explaining why solving the youth mental health crisis is so important to you. Use one of the prompts below and your video could appear on the Sound the Alarm website during our anniversary celebration. Help us show how many unique voices are committed to finding solutions to the ongoing emergency.

  • Suggested Prompts: “I’m a mental health advocate because…”, “De-stigmatizing mental health is important to me because…», “Acting on the youth mental health crisis is important to me because…”.
  • Suggested Length: 60-90 seconds

Mary Ann McCabe, Ph.D., ABPP

Margarita Telles, Graduate Student in Psychology (audio only)

 Social Media Toolkit 

Calendar of Events

Below are briefing sessions on key topics in children’s mental health, hosted by our Sound the Alarm for Kids partner organizations.

Monday, October 17:

  • Join the conversation using our social toolkit!

Tuesday, October 18:

A Conversation on Closing Gaps in Mental Health Care Presented by the American Psychological Association

A Conversation on Youth Suicide Prevention Presented by The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Sandy Hook Promise

Wednesday, October 19:

Tackling the Children’s Mental Health Crisis in Hospital Emergency Departments


Thursday, October 20:

Military Kids and Mental Health: TFK Proposes Solutions for Overcoming Continued Challenges to Care


988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – One Size Does Not Fit All

Friday, October 21:

Federal Levers in Advancing Youth Mental Health Coverage

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